Free Federal Wireless Broadband For All Americans? Fuggedaboutit!
The United States government is not going to be providing free WiFi Internet access to consumers anytime soon. That news may surprise anyone who read a startling Washington Post story on Sunday that seemed to confuse a fairly esoteric telecom policy proposal about the use of so-called “white space” wireless spectrum with some sort of free national wireless Internet access plan. The “free WiFi for all” story, which was passed around uncritically by Internet blogs and news sites, set off a furor because the notion cuts to the heart of ongoing battles over access to the Internet, the “digital divide,” and federal policy decisions that could have major implications for the telecom, cable, and technology industries. But the story was wrong, as Ars Technica pointed out. On Tuesday, outlets that repeated the bunk story began walking their reports back, in some cases apologizing for giving bad information to the public. The episode, which provoked a strong pushback from tech ...
United States: Federal District Court Affirms U.S. Department Of Labor’s Position That Healthcare Providers Participating In HMOs For Federal Employees Are Subject To Federal Contractor Affirmative Action Requirements - Littler Mendelson
In a long-awaited decision, the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that three hospitals that provide medical services through a HMO to individuals covered by the FEHBP are subject to the OFCCP jurisdiction and reporting requirements.
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United States: Federal District Court Affirms U.S. Department Of Labor's Position That Healthcare Providers Participating In HMOs For Federal Employees Are Subject To Federal Contractor Affirmative Action Requirements - Littler Mendelson
In a long-awaited decision, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that three hospitals that provide medical services through a Health Maintenance Organization to individuals covered by the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan are subject to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program's jurisdiction and reporting requirements.
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As FCC Chief’s Term Nears End, Speculation Grows Over Possible Successor
On June 30th, Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski’s five-year term will expire, which has led to speculation that Genachowski might soon announce his departure. Although the FCC chair is not a cabinet-level position, D.C. chatter is already flying fast and furious about Genachowski’s replacement, because the FCC holds broad regulatory power over the most important media, communications, and technology companies in the United States. There is particular focus on Genachowski’s future in part because his term at the FCC has been so contentious. Throughout his tenure, he has tried to thread a centrist needle on issues like broadband policy, industry competition, and media consolidation. In doing so, he has managed to annoy almost every constituency, from public interest groups that have pushed for a more activist FCC, to industry giants who have bristled at some of his decisions. For example, Genachowski’s decision to approve Comcast’s purchase of NBCUniversal ...
United States: Brocade v. A10 Networks: Brocade Granted Permanent Injunction As It Satisfied Causal Nexus Requirement By Showing That It Practiced Its Patent, That A10 Was A Direct Competitor And That It Does Not License Its Patents - Jeffer Mangels
After the recent Federal Circuit decision in the Apple v. Samsung case and the district court's application of that reasoning to find that a permanent injunction should not issue in Apple's favor, many predicted that it would be very difficult to obtain a permanent injunction in patent cases going forward where many components are at issue.
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